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Weekend Writing Warriors #28!

Howdy, folks! Happy Sunday! As I mentioned last week, we’re all finished with the Steeped in Love installments for now. This week, I’m sharing something COMPLETELY different, but I think you’ll all get a kick out of it. I wrote this story quite a few years ago, but it’s always held a special place in my heart. It’s called What’s Your EyeCue? I won’t even give away the premise. I’ll let you figure that out. Ready? Let’s go!

Almost everyone hates him. He’s too quiet and reserved for some, and a tad too presumptuous for others. He’s an outcast, an exile, a pariah.

His name is Cueβ€”the most offensive letter of the alphabet.

***

The game board was set. Seven letter tiles on the rack vied for a prestigious spot on the 15-by-15 grid, each one certain they would be the deciding factor, the game breaker, the one to tip the scale in favor of their side. In the match to end all matches, the Southern Syllabums faced off against the Northern Nounators. The Syllabums, led by their fearless captain, Arr, consisted of the letters: Cue, Bee, Emm, Wye, Ele, and Ohh. The Nounators were represented by the talented Tea and his teammates: Vee, Jay, Double-Ewe, Eh, Ewe, and Zed.

I think we’ll leave it there for now. lol. Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to visit the other Weekend Writing Warriors!Β 

Well, I had a blast and a half last night with one of my best gal-pals at the Canadian Tire Centre here in Ottawa. We went to see the hilariously funny comedian Amy Schumer perform live. I would SO love to hang out with that woman. Even if it was only for a night. I’d buy her all the poutine in the world. I’ve long been a fan of hers, and seeing her, being in the same room with her…breathing the same air as her, it was just so freaking cool! Today, I’ll be hitting the turf for some soccer action, and tomorrow is Family Day in these parts. Looking very forward to an extra day off. πŸ™‚ Enjoy all the little things, my friends! See you next week! xo

27 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Warriors #28!”

  1. Charmaine Gordon says:

    OH ME, OH MYO.
    I’m not clever with games. This is a doozy!
    Your weekend displays the other side of the wild, wild Julie. Yes, I do believe in joy and lots of fun.

    Love, Charmaine

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      LOL, yep. That’s me, a wild child. πŸ˜‰ Thanks so much, my friend! Love you back! πŸ™‚

  2. Nancy Gideon says:

    LOL! I M N love with this, Julie!

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Yay! Then my work here is done. πŸ˜‰ Thanks, Nancy!

  3. Siren X Star says:

    Its too early for me to think of something clever to say using just letters πŸ˜‰
    However, this is a fun little snippet!
    Its been awhile since I visited your blog, and I read your About Me, I have to agree above Trudeau – I love that man! Can he just be PM of the U.S. too?!!!

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Hey Siren! So nice to see you again! Isn’t Trudeau the greatest? But he’s ours; you can’t have him. πŸ˜‰ Thanks so much for stopping by!

      1. Siren X Star says:

        Lol, Yeah, I really wouldn’t want to take him from Canada. Can Canada just take me and my family in instead? Not too thrilled with the way things are going here, Trudeau seems to get it. Every news story I read about him, I am always wow-ed. And damn is he cute! πŸ™‚
        Will stop by next week! See ya then!

  4. Jenna Jaxon says:

    I M WOW-D! Fun snippet! Can’t wait to read more!

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      πŸ˜€ Thank you, Jenna! So happy people are enjoying it!

  5. Margaret Ethridge says:

    You know I’ve always loved this story!

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      I DO know! And you know I’ve always loved YOU! πŸ˜€ xoxo

  6. Jessica E Subject says:

    LOL I love their team and individual names! Sounds like a fun story! Happy Family Day tomorrow! πŸ™‚

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Thanks, Jessica! I had a blast writing this one. I will definitely have a happy Family Day! πŸ™‚

  7. Botanist says:

    OK, I’m Scrabbling for something clever to say about this intriguing set-up πŸ™‚

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Haha! Nicely done! More intrigue to come next week. πŸ˜‰

  8. Veronica Scott says:

    It’s a fun, interesting concept but it would drive. Me. Crazy. to read LOL! But very different for today so great snippet.

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Hee, I can understand that. You might want to skip reading my snippets for a few weeks, then. I like you sane. πŸ˜€

  9. Christina Ochs says:

    What a cute idea! I’m bad at this kind of stuff, but can appreciate someone who does it well.

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      I could say the same thing about your work! πŸ™‚ Thanks, Christina!

  10. Amy Braun says:

    I wish I were as clever as some of the other entries with their letters, but I definitely love this snippet!

  11. Diane Burton says:

    LV SCRBL But this is hard.

  12. Caitlin Stern says:

    This snippet made me smile. πŸ™‚

  13. Carol says:

    Yes, I love this story. It’s so CUE-T!

    I was momentarily confused about why hanging out at a tire (tyre?) place was fun, but I quickly caught on. Yes, I can totally see you and Amy Schumer being kindred spirits. Just no lower back tattoos, OK?

  14. Kimberly Gould says:

    I LOVE scrabble. Thanks for the tease.

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